Give your home a little cottage charm and coastal calm, even when you don’t live near the sea. You take home momentos of your beach getaways and the memories linger long after, so give your home a beachy makeover. You know. Just a little something to tide you over until you can get your toes in the sand, again. A knick knack, here. A tchotchke, there. A wash of pastel color for your walls, a door or a window. Textures you can touch when you need that little mental break. Whether vintage or brand spanking new, it’s up to you to celebrate what you like and to treasure your time at the beach.
Create an outdoor sanctuary where you can wile away at a leisurely place. Maybe a swing with coastal inspired pillows like this one at Bluebird Cottage & Nest circa 1900.
From time to time, take a cue from our Crabby Jo’s circa 1930 and change up a mantel to display some of your favorite seaside pieces. The cool blues and whites and driftwood pieces will remind you of floating in the sea.
An all white kitchen makes the perfect backdrop for a few pieces of cobalt blue scattered about or maybe a blue and white checkerboard floor, tiled or stenciled, like the one at Key Lime Parrot circa 1936.
Maybe add a wonderful saying about island life to a feature wall in a bedroom. We absolutely adore this one at Screened Inn circa 1929. It was created by Leen The Graphics Queen.
Add nautical flair to your garden or backyard gate with nautical cut outs and designs. The gate at our Tybee Daze circa 1958 is a favorite!
Bring in touches from the sea when you add pillows and accents in shades of sea foam green and haint blue like the family room at Tybee Tides circa 1930.
Of course, we’ll always prefer you enjoy our cottage charm and coastal calm as often as you can visit, but when you just have to be home you can add a few touches to remind yourself you’re happiest by the sea.